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Celebrating the Generous Philanthropy of Wendy and Leonard Goldberg




On December 14, 2015, more than 50 guests attended an intimate celebration of Wendy and Leonard Goldberg's philanthropy to UCLA, hosted by Chancellor Gene D. Block in UCLA Medical Plaza. The evening celebrated their most recent gift of $10 million, most of which will support the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of Neurology and the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies.

After welcoming everyone, Chancellor Block described how the Goldbergs "have nurtured the health and spirit of our community through their distinguished careers, through their outstanding volunteer work and through their extraordinary philanthropy."

The pièce de résistance of the event was the surprise renaming of the 300 Medical Plaza building as the Wendy and Leonard Goldberg Medical Building. Dr. John C. Mazziotta, vice chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences, and CEO, UCLA Health, also thanked the Goldbergs for their generosity, noting how important it is to the research undertaken at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He noted that the Goldbergs' latest gift to UCLA continues their legacy in a very substantial way.

Chancellor Block thanked everyone for coming and closed the reception with a toast to the Goldbergs for "enhancing the health and well-being of our community and the world."

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